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Obituaries
Saturday, May 8, 2004


Louise Kuulei Dela Cruz
April 28, 2004
Louise Kuulei Dela Cruz, 85, of Waianae, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by children Samuel K. II, Albert A., Henry and Walter David and Leilani E. Leong, Gwendolyn K. Walker, Joanne Faumuina, Marilyn Mohamed, Myra K. Tagami and John Dela Cruz; brothers and sisters Mildred Ahina, Evelyn Naole, Steward Little, Dale Simmon and Israel and Walter Mokiao, Lorraine Lee, Maryann Nelson and Lily Kihano; 43 grandchildren; 106 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Mabel De Silva
May 3, 2004
Mabel De Silva, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Alex Pagatpatan Fernandez
April 24, 2004
Alex Pagatpatan Fernandez, 84, of Waipahu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Barangay Salanap, Pinili, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca S., son Broadway "Edwin," daughters Helenita Lagunilla and Remedios Lamosao, brother Rizal, sister Gregoria, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Emily Leilani Freitas
May 1, 2004
Emily Leilani Freitas, 57, of Mililani, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clinton D.K., daughter Ranchell D.L. Lott, mother Hattie Medeiros, brother James Medeiros and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mitsue Fujimoto
May 2, 2004
Mitsue Fujimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Shoyu Co. employee, died. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Martin and Reynold; daughters Florence Kinoshita, Betsy Otsu and Joyce Noe; sister Margaret Ishikawa; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire.

Tadanobu Tad Ishida
April 17, 2004
Tadanobu Tad Ishida, 88, of Gardena, Calif., died. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Kenneth M. and sisters Jane K. Murai and Iris I. Goya. Private services.

Harry Takeshi Kosue
March 25, 2004
Harry Takeshi Kosue, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughter Sandra Chow, brother George, sister Chiyono Agawa and a grandchild. Private services.

Elizabeth B. Martin
May 6, 2004
Elizabeth B. "Aunty Lizzie" Martin, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Maluhia Hospital nurse, died. She was born in Kipahulu, Maui. She is survived by nephews William Sr., Abel Jr. and Ivan John and Dempsey Henley; and nieces Lehua Bongo, Brenda Fischer, Wanda Holi and Polly Demmert. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Barbara Lee Norris
May 3, 2004
Barbara Lee Norris, 77, of Kahana, Maui, a self-employed piano teacher, died at home. She was born in Alhambra, Calif. She is survived by husband Fred E., son Neal K., daughter Nikki V., brother Jack Lester and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Monday at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.

Santiago Cortez Perez
April 11, 2004
Santiago Cortez Perez, 88, of Hilo, a retired Waianae High School custodian and U.S. Army veteran, died in Riverside, Calif. He was born in Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Sophie Y.; sons James M., Melvin L., David W., Larry S. and Jeffery J.; daughter Flora M. Rawls; brother Paul; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

William Jerrel Ray
Feb. 28, 2004
William Jerrel Ray, 67, of Tyler, Texas, a retired federal government manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Winona, Texas. He is survived by wife Bonnie, son William Jr., daughter Cynthia Horsley, sisters Inez DeHart and Leu Verl Gleason and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Pascual Ulep Saoit
May 4, 2004
Pascual Ulep Saoit, 92, of Waimanalo, a retired golf course maintenanceman, died in Kailua. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Germana, daughters Katherine Holmquist and Leilani Saoit, sister Ventura and four grandchildren. Services: 1:15 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery.

Elizabeth Koalaulii Sing
April 24, 2004
Elizabeth Koalaulii Sing, 83, of Honolulu, a retired St. Patrick's School cafeteria worker, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Francis K.; sons Thomas P., Arnie and Dr. David K.; brother Richard Wong; sister Lillian Nunes; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Cyrillo Tagala Jr.
April 30, 2004
Cyrillo "Richard" Tagala Jr., 85, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pacific Fire Protection employee, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Nursing Center. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by hanai children Henrietta Gueso, Anthony Amadeo and Lydia Henry; sisters Claire Floyd, Rose M. Tagalo and Phyllis Woolford; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mikiye Tanigawa
April 27, 2004
Mikiye "Miki" Tanigawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired King Beauty Shop owner, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jack; sons Rodney, Daniel and Patrick; daughter Carole Takehara; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patrick Floyd Tuohy
April 27, 2004
Patrick Floyd Tuohy, 80, of Honolulu, a retired city Corporation Counsel's Office employee, attorney and co-founder of Hawaii Alcoholism Foundation at Sand Island halfway house, died in Honolulu. He also was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edward and Peter, daughter Shauna and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association or charity. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.

Kenneth M. Young
May 4, 2004
Kenneth M. "Kenny" Young, 81, of Kailua, an Oahu Railway & Land Co. and Dillingham Corp. employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margarita, sons David and Peter, daughters Barb Morgan and Sandy White, sister Babe Marquart, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital or Punahou School. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.




You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index goes back several decades.

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